(From PRWEB) -- Person-to-person networking continues to be job
seekers' most successful tool, according to a study by Right
Management. The firm analyzed job data on the nearly 60,000
individuals throughout North America to whom it provided career
transition services over the past three years. Right Management is
the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup, the
world leader in innovative workforce solutions.
Traditional networking was the source of new career opportunities
for 41% of job candidates last year, while Internet job boards
accounted for 25% of new positions landed.
"The job search is changing and some approaches are losing ground
to others, but classic, systematic networking continues to be most
effective way to find suitable employment," said Carly McVey, Right
Management's Vice President of Career Management. "Certainly
technology plays a growing role. But online social networking may
not always be separate from traditional networking since one so
often leads to the other. A job seeker uses the Internet to track
down former associates or acquaintances and then reaches out to
them in person. And, just like a cold call, the Internet is a way
to make an initial contact with a prospective employer."